26 December 2012

Tanzania: 140 Children Born On Christmas Eve

A TOTAL of 138 children were born on Christmas Eve in Temeke, Ilala and Kinondoni districts in Dar es Salaam Region.

A survey conducted by the 'Daily News' established that among the 53 newborns in Temeke District, 29 were boys and 24 were girls, according to the Temeke Hospital Nurse-in- Charge, Ms Asha Kitumhuizi. In Kinondoni District 23 children were born out of whom 10 were girls and 13 were boys.

And in Ilala District, 62 children were born at the Amana Hospital. The Nurse-in-Charge at the hospital, Ms Upendo Kitaponda said 32 of them were boys and 30 were girls. Meanwhile, PETI SIYAME reports from Sumbawanga that seven babies were born on Christmas Eve in two different health facilities in Sumbawanga municipality in Rukwa Region.

One of the babies, a boy was delivered by cesarean section, according to the Sumbawanga Municipal Medical Officer-in- Charge, Dr Mussa Makori. He said that four of the babies were born at Rukwa Regional Hospital in Sumbawanga town and that only one was a girl.

According to Dr Makori, all of the babies were born shortly after midnight and the baby that was delivered by cesarean section and his mother is stable. The doctor also noted that three babies were delivered at the Municipal Designated Hospital at King the Christ area in Sumbawanga Municipality and only one is a girl.

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